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Find a Career in the Criminal Justice System

The criminal justice associate in applied science (AAS) program equips you for entry-level positions and career advancement.  

The U.S. legal system impacts lives every day and few people in our country know how this system works. Not only will you gain valuable knowledge, but this degree will prepare you to work in the field. 

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What is Criminal Justice at St. Louis Community College?

Criminal justice is a field that encompasses the study of law enforcement, courts and corrections. It involves the investigation of crimes, understanding the law and how it works, striving for due process and the rehabilitation of offenders in the pursuit of public safety and justice. 

This program develops the skills to:

  • Conduct a criminal investigation
  • Write reports 
  • Review evidence
  • Deliver a closing argument
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What Can You Do with a Criminal Justice Associate Degree?

With a criminal justice associate degree, you can pursue entry-level positions in:

  • law enforcement
  • security 
  • case management
  • investigations
  • dispatchment
  • correctional facilities
  • court administration

AAS in Criminal Justice

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students and $125 for all out-of-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Criminal Justice Program

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save more than $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid. 

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers: day and evening, in-person, live virtual lecture, online and hybrid.

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Expert Faculty

STLCC draws its faculty members from professional ranks, including judges, lawyers, police officers, detectives and federal agents. Students will learn from working professionals who take them far beyond the textbook and share insight into real cases.

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Hands-on Learning

STLCC covers hands-on job skills that others don’t teach. Students will gain a working knowledge of criminal law and procedures, constitutional law and rules of evidence and criminal investigations.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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